A keeper! — 5 years ago
Wow. So many words describe Tempted. Yes, it was emotional. Raw, real, powerful, intense. It was a roller coaster of a book.
James and Anne have a good marriage, a great sex life. They each have things that they have not shared with each other. Rather important things.
Alex is James’ best friend. The men have not seen each other in years. They had a huge fight one night and for years had no contact with each other. They re connected through email, and eventually, Alex planned a visit.
James had thought that a m/f/m menage was a fantasy for his wife, so with Alex, he made it happen. Things were fine until emotions came into play. Anne started to look at her husband differently, she grew suspicious of why James wanted this to happen. She developed feelings for Alex that she didn’t think he returned in the way she wanted them to. It was all a big mess.
I wont called Tempted a romance, but I will call it a love story. The book ends with Anne staying in a monogamous relationship with one of the men. I believe it was the right choice for her.
There is nothing bad I have to say about this book. Sure, there are things that some of the characters did that I didn’t like. I found Anne rather selfish to tell you the truth, but I think all the things that happened worked very well for the story. I may not have liked every ones actions or their reasons doing whatever it was that they did, but it worked. It made a very entertaining story that kept me flipping the pages as fast as I could. An A. No question about it, this is a book I will re read often.
The menage aspect wasn’t the only thing happening. Anne was having problems with her mother in law and that all came to blows at one point. She was also struggling with her parents and sisters due to things that happened in her childhood. Each of her 3 sisters had something going on that required Anne’s attention.
There was not a moment of boredom for me while reading Tempted. Even though there were a number of characters making appearances, the author made sure to keep Anne, James and Alex the focus of the story.
Definitely a keeper.